For every great city, there is an even greater getaway. A place for city dwellers to escape, recharge, or just enjoy a change of scenery.
For Lake Geneva, that great city is, of course, Chicago.
For almost two centuries, Southeastern Wisconsin has been a beloved destination for thousands of Chicagoans. Business moguls, politicians, gangsters, media stars, and luminaries such as William Wrigley Jr., as well as thousands of individuals and families who have consistently made Lake Geneva, or one of our surrounding villages or towns, their very own second city.
As the area’s leading real estate brokerage for over 75 years, we have had the pleasure of working with and getting to know our friends and neighbors from the greater Chicagoland area for generations. Learning their stories and helping some of them make their dreams a reality is one of the most rewarding things we do.
In honor of our friends from the south, and the great city of Chicago itself, we thought it would be fun to dedicate this summer’s issue of Lake & Country to this special relationship. How did it start in the first place? What are the stories of the people who live in both places? Why do they keep coming back, weekend after weekend, summer after summer, and year after year?
Of course, we couldn’t answer every question or explore all the nuances, but we hope you enjoy these stories, and we hope that when you put down this magazine, you will have a better understanding of why our beloved area is so cherished by Chicagoans.